2023/24 Premier League Roundup, Matchday 27: Man City triumph over Man United in local derby

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Premier League Roundup, Matchday 27

The Premier League has completed its 27th matchday, featuring exciting games, impressive player performances, and unexpected outcomes. Here is a summary of the Premier League action from matchday 27.

Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur displayed impressive resilience as they overcame a one-goal deficit to defeat Crystal Palace 3-1 and secure their ninth consecutive home victory against them in the Premier League. Eberechi Eze scored a remarkable freekick to give Palace the lead in the second half. Ange Postecoglou made a quick substitution, bringing on Brennan Johnson for an attacking boost. Johnson in the 77th minute assisted Werner for his first goal for Tottenham. Shortly after, Cristian Romero scored to complete the comeback. Son added a goal late in the game to seal the victory, bringing Spurs within five points of the top four, while Palace dropped to 14th place.

Cristian Romero celebrates during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Cristian Romero celebrates during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool remained at the top of the Premier League due to a late goal from substitute Darwin Núñez securing a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest. This victory marked their sixth win in seven away league matches. The game was evenly poised until the final 15 minutes, with Liverpool eventually breaking the deadlock in the ninth minute of stoppage time. Núñez headed in a cross from Alexis Mac Allister to earn the crucial three points for Liverpool. Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, suffered their seventh defeat in 11 home league matches and will be aiming to bounce back against Brighton in their next fixture.

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Darwin Nunez celebrates after scorin during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool FC at City Ground.
Darwin Nunez celebrates after scorin during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool FC at City Ground.

Newcastle 3-0 Wolves

Newcastle secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wolves, marking their second win in five Premier League matches. This win, their first at St. James’ Park since mid-December, propelled them above their opponents and into contention for European qualification. Wolves struggled to challenge Newcastle’s goalkeeper, Martin Dúbravka, resulting in a lackluster performance. Tino Livramento’s late goal added a finishing touch to the scoreline, pleasing manager Howe, especially as it marked Newcastle’s first clean sheet in 10 Premier League games and reignited their pursuit of European football.

Newcastle United players celebrating during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolves at St. James's Park.
Newcastle United players celebrating during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolves at St. James’s Park.

Fulham 3-0 Brighton

Fulham maintained their undefeated record against Brighton in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage. This win marked Brighton’s eighth consecutive trip to London without a victory in the 2023/24 season. Despite dominating possession, De Zerbi’s team struggled to convert their control into clear scoring opportunities. Evan Ferguson missed chances, and Facundo Buonanotte hit the post, while Bernd Leno in Fulham’s goal had a relatively easy game. Fulham secured their second consecutive league win, with Adama Traoré scoring a third goal in stoppage time to narrow the gap between them and Brighton to just four points.

Everton 1-3 West Ham

West Ham achieved consecutive victories in the Premier League in 2024 for the first time by coming from behind to defeat Everton 3-1. Despite Everton’s fans trying to will the ball into the net for a potential winner, Souček’s powerful strike secured the win for West Ham. Souček received a yellow card for his celebration, but it did not dampen the team’s spirits as they added a third goal through Álvarez shortly after. This win keeps West Ham in the top seven and boosts their confidence as they prepare for their upcoming UEFA Europa League match.

Tomas Soucek celebrates during the Premier League match at Goodison Park.
Tomas Soucek celebrates during the Premier League match at Goodison Park.

Brentford 1-1 Chelsea

Axel Disasi scored a late goal to secure a draw for Chelsea against Brentford in an exciting Premier League match. Chelsea’s defense, which has been struggling, prevented them from earning more than a point, and they are still seeking their first clean sheet in an away league game this season. This result means Chelsea missed the opportunity to move back into the top half of the Premier League table, and their season is in danger of fading once again. Despite earning a hard-fought point, Brentford’s form of two wins in their last 13 matches leaves them just six points ahead of 18th-placed Luton Town.

Axel Disasi celebrates during the Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Axel Disasi celebrates during the Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Luton Town 2-3 Aston Villa

Aston Villa moved closer to achieving their first top-four finish in the Premier League since 1995/96 by defeating Luton Town 3-2. This victory marked their third consecutive away win in the top-flight, a feat they hadn’t accomplished in over a year. Unai Emery made an unusual quadruple substitution, which proved to be successful as the match neared its end. The winning goal was scored by Lucas Digne from a cross by Moussa Diaby, bringing joy to the Villa fans. This win was significant for Emery’s team as they maintained their distance from Tottenham in the standings. However, it was a devastating loss for Luton, who are facing an increasingly difficult battle to avoid relegation.

Aston Villa players celebrate during the Premier League match at Kenilworth Road.
Aston Villa players celebrate during the Premier League match at Kenilworth Road.

Burnley 0-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth achieved their first-ever league double over Burnley with a 2-0 victory, thanks to a superb first-half goal from Justin Kluivert and a late long-range strike from Semenyo. Despite Burnley’s late pressure, Bournemouth secured the win, ending their seven-game winless streak in the league. Burnley, on the other hand, remain 11 points away from safety in their bid for top-flight survival.

Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United

Manchester City rallied to secure their sixth win in seven Manchester derbies, defeating a resilient Manchester United team to stay close to Premier League leaders Liverpool. Despite United’s initial strong performance, City turned the game around and sealed the victory with a late goal from Haaland. City have maintained an unbeaten home record since November 2022, narrowing the gap with Liverpool to just one point at the top of the PL. Meanwhile, United’s impressive streak of six consecutive away wins has come to a disappointing conclusion, leaving them in sixth place.

Manchester City players celebrate during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City players celebrate during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

Arsenal extended their pursuit of the Premier League title with a dominant 6-0 victory over Sheffield United, making them the first team in the top division to achieve three consecutive away wins by a margin of five goals or more. This display of goal-scoring prowess may have temporarily satisfied Arsenal’s hunger for goals as they eased off the pace in the final 20 minutes. However, supporters of Manchester City and Liverpool will recognize this as another impressive performance that indicates the title race will be fiercely contested until the end. In contrast, Sheffield United endured another disappointing evening, highlighting their desperate need for a miraculous turnaround to secure their Premier League status for the next season.

Kai Havertz celebrates during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane.
Kai Havertz celebrates during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane.
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